My T-Tapp friend, Kayla, is sharing her Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese today – cheese just makes life better. Thanks Kayla!
Virtually any processed, packaged, let’s-preserve-as-a-mummy-forever-food can actually be made at home. It’s true! For those rare instances where you can’t make the real thing at home without all the preservatives, you can whip up a suitable substitute.
One of the things I struggled with as I switched to mostly real food was how to decide who was right. I read stacks and stacks of books, each one sounding so convincing, but each one just a little different. “Eat more whole bran. No, whole bran is bad for you, sprout it or sour it. No, white flour is actually better because it does not have the bran in it…that’s why most cultures have always sifted the bran out. No, that’s all wrong, you should never eat wheat again…” And so on the ideas go.
Do you ever wonder what’s actually true?
Seriously! I’ve read “research” and so called “studies” that “prove” the exact opposite of each other!
In this lifetime, I have concluded that people will never agree on what is best because that is the nature of people. However, my research and my own experience tells me there are a few things you should eliminate from your diet:
- Bleached White Sugar
- Corn Syrup
- Sugary Sodas
- Fast Food
- Preservatives and additives like MSG, colorings, etc…
- Soybean, Cotton Seed, Crisco and Canola Oil (in fact, I only actually use a handful of oils)
When you eliminate corn syrup and soy oil, it becomes very difficult to buy ANYTHING prepackaged from your grocery store. Granola bars, canned soups, crackers, cookies, chips, yogurt, any many other things contain one of those two ingredients.
And, just because it says “organic” does not mean it’s good for you. Organic companies still make junk snack foods that are expensive and unnecessary.
I’m not all righteous about what I eat anymore. I’ve done that and didn’t enjoy it. Over the years I have found a way to blend all I’ve learned into a realistic and delicious way of eating. It is not designed for illnesses or times of crisis in the body. It’s just a simple way of eating real food for regular, normal families. (See Stacy’s post – Food is Not Your God)
Macaroni and cheese is usually very much enjoyed by regular, normal families. Recently I fell in love with this simple, one dish version that cooks up nicely in the crockpot or slow cooker. I started with a recipe from allrecipes.com but altered it a bit.
Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese
- 1/2 pound uncooked elbow macaroni (regular, gluten free, spelt, you name it on the variety of noodle)
- 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
- 3 cups whole milk (I use goat milk)
- 2 eggs
- ½-1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
- Mix all ingredients except 1/2 cup cheese in a slow cooker, then sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
- Cover and cook on low for 5 hours. Enjoy!
Kayla Howard is a stay at home wife and homeschooling mom who loves to teach the T-Tapp method of staying fit in 15 minutes a day from the comfort of your own home. She is a Biblical Health Coach and Senior T-Tapp Trainer, certified to teach all forms of T-Tapp. If you’d like to know more about becoming and staying fit and healthy, Kayla is happy to answer your questions! Visit her website: www.kaylahoward.com or Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org